Stu Cole has officially taken over as the new Manager of the Sky Sox. Cole arrived in Colorado Springs Saturday night for the first time since he played for the team in 1995.
Cole, 43, has been with the Rockies for 14 seasons, including nine as a manager. He began his fourth season as manager of the Double-A Tulsa Drillers this April. Entering yesterday, Friday, May 29, the Drillers were in second place in the Texas League North Division, four games behind first-place Springfield. Cole became the 17th manager of the Drillers in 2006, and he led his team to the North Division and a playoff berth with a 41-29 record that season.
Prior to his managerial jobs, he spent six years as a minor league coach, all with Colorado. Cole is a former infielder, as he played nine professional seasons including a stop with the Sky Sox from 1993-96. Cole is the 12th manager in the 22 year history of the Sky Sox and the second to also be a former Sky Sox player.
To hear the full interview with Cole click on the video link above.